Educational Path Scholarship Program

Are you looking for financial assistance to pursue post-secondary education? Let the City of Hyattsville help you!


The City of Hyattsville is pleased to offer the Hyattsville Educational Path Scholarship Program to support Hyattsville high School seniors and graduates in their pursuit of post-secondary education and career paths!

Scholarship Awards

  • Scholarship Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $1,500, $2,500 and $3,500
  • Funds can be used towards tuition, books, and other school materials

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be a High School Seniors, High School Graduates or GED Diploma Recipients
  • Candidates must be residents of the City of Hyattsville, Maryland; verify residency here
  • Candidate must currently have 2.0 or higher weighted average GPA 
  • Candidate must be enrolled and/or accepted into a college, university, or trade school at the time of applying

Criteria

The candidate must submit the an online application, two (2) personal statement essays, two (2) references, and the documentation requested below:

  • Two proofs of address (utility bills, lease agreements, or mortgage deed)
  • Proof of identification (passport, driver’s license, state of Maryland identification). Should the applicant not have any of the identification mentioned, a school ID would be sufficient.
  • High school transcripts (current high school students) or a high school diploma (graduates)
  • Proof of college/university acceptance letter (students who have recently been accepted) or college/university bill of class enrollment. If a candidate has not been accepted, they will be required to submit acceptance letter by May 26, 2023.
  • Documentation of all other scholarships/ grants awarded to the applicant
  • A letter or resume that shows the applicant's involvement in school and/or community activities

Procedure

  • Application must be submitted online through the City’s website by March 24, 2023. 
  • Two letters of recommendation must be provided at the time of submitting the application. The letters should speak to the character, integrity, and or uniqueness of the applicant. Educational, professional, and community referrals are preferred.
  • All required questions must be answered completely
  • Include a copy of the high School transcript and a document listing school and/or community involvement activities (i.e. activities that the applicant is involved with as well as any awards and recognition the applicant has received) 
  • Finalists will be interviewed by the selection committee between April 24, 2023, and May 5, 2023
  • Awards will be announced and dispersed in June 2023

The application portal will open here at 9 a.m. on January 23, 2023 and close at 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2023. 

Questions?

For more information or questions about the program, please email community@hyattsville.org or call (301) 985-5000.